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Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

June 15, 2018

Via: Wired

ELECTRIC, VERTICAL-LIFT AIR-TAXIS may someday criss-cross the skies, but the timelines their advocates are proposing are ambitious, to say the least. Uber, for example, predicted at its Elevate conference last month that it would begin deploying its system, UberAIR, in […]


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Self-Driving Cars and the Agony of Knowing What Matters

May 29, 2018

Via: Wired

In medicine, false positives are expensive, scary, and even painful. Yes, the doctor eventually tells you that the follow-up biopsy after that bloop on the mammogram puts you in the clear. But the intervening weeks are excruciating. A false negative […]


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Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

May 8, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU TRUST the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third dimension to make room for everyone. Uber is among the most fervent believers, […]


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Self-driving cars for country roads

May 7, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily

Indeed, if you live along the millions of miles of U.S. roads that are unpaved, unlit or unreliably marked, you’re out of luck. Such streets are often much more complicated to map, and get a lot less traffic, so companies […]


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This week in the future of cars: taming the jungle

April 20, 2018

Via: Wired

OFTEN, STREETS ARE a futile exercise in organizing disorder. Cars are meant to go here, walkers there, cyclists in that shoddy excuse for a bike path—yet no one’s that great at staying in their lane. This month, the chaos got […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber Makes Peace With a Data-Sharing Deal for Cities

April 16, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRUCE BETWEEN two old foes—city governments and secretive private companies like Uber—began at the curb. If you think the curb seems an unlikely Appomattox, you haven’t been pay attention. Today, the curb represents the most contested space in the […]


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Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


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Uber’s New Game Plan: Rental Cars, Transit, and Jump Bikes

April 11, 2018

Via: Wired

UBER: IT’S NOT just for cars anymore. Less than a decade after launching, it has rolled out rides for the normies (UberX), for those who don’t mind sharing (UberPool), and for those who don’t mind walking (Uber Express Pool). It […]


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This Week in the Future of Cars: Working Through the Chaos

April 6, 2018

Via: Wired

ABOUT 8 MONTHS ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned his troops that building the Model 3 would require “production hell.” For once, the man known to sometimes be a bit too optimistic about timelines nailed it. Last year’s Tesla’s production […]


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California Starts Accepting Applications for Driverless Car Permits

April 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

California began accepting applications April 2 for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel. Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous […]